Bristol, Rhode Island
$1,150,000 / Victorian
Stunning Tuscan Style villa with private perennial garden located in the heart of historic Bristol. Built in 1850 by the famed RI architect Russell Warren, it is known today as The Wissing House. Stucco exterior with a slate hip roof, the interior is elegant with both Romanesque and Gothic details, large rooms, high ceilings, and oversized windows. Enter through a romantic portico to a half octagon center hall. Wander through a living room, a library/study with fireplace, a dining room with fireplace, a Euro style eat-in kitchen with pantry, granite, stainless appliances, and a restored cast iron stove built into the wall for baking pies and bread. Two staircases lead to the second floor with 4 bedrooms and 1.5 baths surrounding a delightful sitting room opening to a magnificent sunroom. The third floor has 2 more bedrooms, a full bath, and an unfinished area inside a south facing dormer with Italianate Style windows, just waiting to become a reading room, a studio, or a home office. All of this is in a charming quintessential downtown dating back to 1680 with restaurants, shops, cafes, museums, and a picture-perfect harbor full of boats and marinas only one block away.